I have kept you all up to date on how my husband John's prostate cancer has been treated these past 7 years. He had the prostate removed in 2010 and then when his PSA rose two years later, he had radiotherapy. His cancer had spread outside the prostate area. He was fine for another two or three years but then had to have hormone injections as his PSA had risen again.
About 9 months ago, it started rising again and six months later had gone up 150% but was still marginally below the level which the Consultant had said required further treatment. The GP decided to do a test after 3 months this time, rather than wait for 6. John was given the result yesterday. It has now gone up about 200% in that 3 months, showing that the cancer cells are active again. The GP contacted the consultant yesterday for an appointment and a bone scan for John.
John is naturally very upset about this news but, hopefully, they can do something for him. He cannot have any more radiotherapy around the area where the prostate use to be, but if the cells have spread elsewhere then he can have treatment there. Other than that, there is chemotherapy but with all the side effects, it is not something that we look forward to.